Sol | Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.

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60
poor
1,408 Ratings
THE BROS
58
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
Mexico
cuamoc.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-18-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,408
Reviews:
399
Avg:
2.5
pDev:
26.8%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
308
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0
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1.25/5  rDev -50%

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1/5  rDev -60%

This Mexican beer poured nicely with a clear yellow color, 1 finger head and decent lacing. Looked pretty good! The aroma reminded me of a back road along a farm that had recently been fertilized. Add to that a dead skunk and it sums it up nicely. The taste? This is just one nasty beer! Let’s put it this way. An ice cold Rolling Rock is a glorious thing on a hot summer day. A piss warm Rolling Rock is well like… piss. This beer, even served ice cold makes me prefer a warm Rolling Rock! It was actually difficult to finish! A drain pourer for sure and not worthy of even beer batter for frying. 4.5%ABV

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1.91/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.74/5  rDev +49.6%

Serving style : 12 oz bottle poured into typical lager beer glass.

Appearance (4.25) : A hard center pour yields a fluffy, tight knit 2 fingered head that laces the sides and actually holds up quite well. Was not expecting that. The body is pale straw with excellent clarity and full transparency. Rings and rings of beautiful lacing follow the path downward. 4.25, I don't give those out easy.

Aroma (3.5) : Creamed corn, adjunct, and malt. Upon heavy inhalation there's crisp hay/grass and a little lemon. A very fresh smelling lager with no off-smells.

Taste (3.75) : Flavorful, biting, with quiet hints of creamed corn, nuttiness, straw, and faint hop. The beer just drinks. I had a piece of fried chicken a moment ago so that might help this beer a bit (I know, I know...greasy palate, it's a no-no, but lets be real it's a lager). The finish is corn malt and tiny hop. The burps are bubbly and pleasant. This is about on par with Modelo Especial, maybe better. I like it.

Mouthfeel (3) : Carbonated, light bodied, ends watery and dryly crisp.

Overall (3.74) : Why the hate for this beer? I can slam a beer just as easily as the next guy, but I have a hard time dogging this one. It's a cool, crisp, creamy Mexican lager that fits the bill - especially after KFC.


Edit : upon review of other write-ups from BA'ers, perhaps Sol changed their formula and its now great? My sample had a great head with rings of lacing, good crisp flavor and no skunk. Hm.

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1.97/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

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Photo of nicholas2121
4/5  rDev +60%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sol brewed by Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V. with an ABV of 4.5% This brew pours out a nice golden amber color with a nice white head. Smells rich grains and corn. You also pick up a hit of hops in the smell of this brew There is some skunkiness to this brew, but not bad. The skunkness is not to overpowering in this brew. The taste of Sol is sweet with some grains. This brew has a light body to it, I really like how smooth this brew is. There is not a lot to this brew, however it doesn't have to be. Sol goes down smooth with no bad after taste. The mouthfeel of Sol is nice, light, clean, and smooth. Overall I'm giving Sol a solid 4 out 5. I would buy this brew again. I'm reviewing the bottle version of this brew but it is better in a can. If you are going to get this brew get in a can. Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V., did a nice job with this one. One of my go to Mexican style brews.

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Sol from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
2.5 out of 5 based on 1,408 ratings.
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